Anesthesia vs. Anesthetic



An artificial method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain without causing loss of vital functions, by the administration of one or more agents which block pain impulses before transmitted to the brain.


(American spelling) Causing anesthesia; reducing pain sensitivity.


The loss or prevention of sensation, as caused by anesthesia, lesion in the nervous system or other physical abnormality.


Insensate: unable to feel, or unconscious. improve!


Same as Anæsthesia, Anæsthetic.


A substance administered to reduce the perception of pain or to induce numbness for surgery and may render the recipient unconscious.


loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness


a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations


Anesthesia is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. It may include some or all of analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness.


characterized by insensibility;

‘the young girls are in a state of possession--blind and deaf and anesthetic’; ‘an anesthetic state’;


An anesthetic (American English) or anaesthetic (British English; see spelling differences) is a drug used to induce anesthesia ⁠— ⁠in other words, to result in a temporary loss of sensation or awareness. They may be divided into two broad classes: general anesthetics, which result in a reversible loss of consciousness, and local anesthetics, which cause a reversible loss of sensation for a limited region of the body without necessarily affecting consciousness.A wide variety of drugs are used in modern anesthetic practice.

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